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Girls hockey: Cardinals tie River Lakes

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR — Willmar’s Samantha Block scored 11 minutes into the third period and the Cardinals scratched out a 1-1 tie against River Lakes on Tuesday in Willmar.

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“This was an intense, exciting game,” Cardinals’ head coach JaColby Anderson said. “Tonight just proves how much potential the girls have when they’re working hard the entire game.”

After surrendering a first period goal to River Lakes’ Rachel Prozinski, Willmar goalie Madison Sandberg held the Stars at bay with 30 saves.

The Cardinals tied it up when Block took a pass from Shelby Schneider inside the blue line. Block got the puck, lost it for a split second, kicked it back to herself and put it in up high in the net.

“It’s one of those games,” Anderson said. “It could’ve been a win, it should’ve been a win, but it was a tie.”

The Cardinals (1-7-1, 9-8-1) hit the road for their next game on Thursday at Fergus Falls.

River Lakes (4-3-3, 8-5-4) next plays Brainerd/Little Falls on Thursday in Richmond.

Willmar 1, River Lakes 1

River Lakes (4-3-3, 8-5-4)    1  0  0 0 — 0

Willmar (1-7-1, 9-8-1)    0  0  1 0 — 0

FIRST PERIOD – R: Rachel Prozinski (Michaela Kurran) 10:36

THIRD PERIOD – W: Samantha Block (Shelby Schneider) 11:29

GOALIE SAVES – River Lakes: Ellary Sweet 39 … Willmar: Madison Sandberg 30

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